Goods train of atleast14 wagons were derailed on Kaimur-Gaya Mughalsarai railway line on Wednesday.
The incident took place at 3:45 a.m.
The accident occurred around 4 am near Karnash railway halt. Several metres of the track were damaged, an East Central Railway (ECR) official said.
Rajesh Kumar, the Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO) of ECR said railway authorities have begun a probe into the cause of the derailment.
He said some trains were stopped at different stations, several trains were diverted and only one express train was cancelled.
“It will take at least four to five hours before normal traffic can resume,” he said.
According to him, top Railway officials were camping at the accident site.